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Sharp Rise In
Price Of Bread
Brings Warning
Federal Government Will
Use Its Power To Keep
A Reasonable Level
DETROIT, July 11, - () - The
United States government, alarmed
over "unreasonable increases" in
bread prices in the Detroit territory,
today issued a warning that it will
use "governmental powers," if neces-
sary, to keep these prices at a rea-
Sonable level.
The warning came in a telegram
received by Mayor Couzens from
secretary of Agriculture Henry A.
Couzens declared he would do all
- ithin 'his power to carry out the
aim of the Federal government.
The wire follows:
"The Department of Agriculture is
eceiving complaints of unresonable
:ncreases in bread prices in your ter-
itory. The Department disapproves
of -increases in consumers' bread
costs in excess of amount involved
in market commodity price increases,
plus processing tax.
"In case of bread, a special vigi-
lance in consumers interests is im-
perative. This is no time for pyra-
rniding. Placing unwarranted bur-
Uens on the consumer should not be
tolerated. Attorney-General is being
informed of complaints. Govern-
mental powers will be used if neces-
TThere have been as yet no gen-
>ral bread price increases in Detroit.
4n increase was announced Monday
>y several of the smaller Polish bak-
iries on the east side in the price of
"ye bread, and a week ago the chain
troceries increased the price of their
read one cent a loaf. The increase
wrings the pound loaf to six cents
nd the one and one-half pound loaf
o eight cents.
Officials of the chains said they
gad received no complaints from the
Department of Agriculture that their
price increase was exorbitant. They
declared the increase was justified
by the increased cost of materials,
and that their bread still was lower
n price than that of the large com-
mercial bakers.
A hearing on the proposed new
bread ordinance, which would pro-
vide for a 20-ounce loaf, as well as
te present one and two-pound
loaves, was set by the council today
r next Monday morning.
Restatement Of
State Sales Tax
Thought Likely
DETROIT, July 11.-Hope that a
restatement of the state sales tax
law might be effected within a week
and in a manner designed to relieve
wholesalers and distributors of an
unintended burden, was held out to-
day by Raymond H. Berry, attorney
and tax expert serving the Board of
Commerce, who returned to Detroit
following conferences with state offi-
cials in Lansing.
"If manufacturers, wholesalers,
and jobbers who are contemplating
removal to other states will be pa-
ent, at least until July 17, when the
Igislature meets, I feel confident
tat the present situation will be
ttled to their satisfaction," Berry
'It is imperative that the present
art, which merely describes a trans-
Sution as any 'sale at retail,' should
be more narrowly defined. We pro-

-ose to follow Section 1, B 1, with a
paragraph from the original bill as
atroduced into and passed by the
This paragraph will read:
"'The term "retail merchant' as
used in this act shall mean and in-
;lude every person engaged in the
>usiness of selling goods, wares or
nerchandise at retail in this state
ind except* persons selling goods,
vares or merchandise at wholesale;
;hat is, for the purpose of resale. No
:erson shall, be deemed to be a
wholesale dealer, for the purpose of
phis act, unless he is regularly en-
aged in a wholesale or jobbing busi-
aess and known to the trade as such,
'.In my opinion, that definition of
retail merchant and, of course, of
he taxpayer, greatly will clear the
"This might be done in one or two
vaays. The legislature when it meets
for adjournment, July 17, might ex-
press its original intent in an amend-
ment. But this requires a lapse of

The News Of The World As Illustrated In Associated Press Pictures

Two French fliers, Maurice Rossi (left) and Paul Codos, are
shuwn with their plane, Joseph Le Brix, in which they will attempt
to set a new nonstop long distance flight record in a flight frotm New
York to Persia. They will start from Floyd Bennett field, New York.

Gen. Italo Balbo (center) is shown with his staff as they studied
the route of the flight of 24 Italian seaplanes from Italy to Chicago.
Picture was made at Orbetello, Italy, just before they took off on the
first leg of the long flight.

Mrs. Dorothy Benjamin Caruso, widow of Enrico Caruso, famous
tenor, was married recently in Paris to Dr. Charles Adams Holder,
an American banker of Paris. They are shown here leaving the city.
hall after posting banns.
Vote Of Southern States Will Be
Key To Fate Of 18th Amendment

The engagement of Virginia May
Dillon to John F. Curry, jr., son
of New York's Tammany leader
and Mrs. Curry, was announced
by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Dillon of
New York.
France's Slim
-Treasury Seens
As Gold Threat
PARIS, July 11.: (P) -France's
nearly empty treasury is the crack
in her golden fortress.
Only the wreck of her public
Fnances, say Bank of France officials,
can push the country off the gold
standard. They do not hesitate to
say that government finances are
"somewhat unsatisfactory." In par-
liament and the press criticisms are
more direct.
The cloud of a floating debt of
50,000,000,000 francs, about $2,500,-
000,000, hangs over the ministry of
finance and in the cash box for
months there often has been only a
small balance.
The unbalanced budget made it
certain money must be borrowed for
current expenses. This was done in
March at 4% per cent with bonds
sold at 98.5. Toward the end of
April more money was needed and
the chances for a successful loan
here seemed so poor that the gov-
ernment borrowed $120,000,000 in
London, arousing a storm of adverse
Among other things it was charged
the government, in order to borrow
the money in England at 2 per
cent for six months, had promised
to lift the 15 per cent surtax on
British goods, imposed because of
the fall of the pound. This the gov-
ernment denied.

Police Guard Home Of
Japan Cabinet Members
TOKYO, July 11. - (P) - Official
residences of Premier Saito and other
cabinet members were guarded by
armed police today reportedly in
connection with the discovery of an
assassination plot.
Nine leaders of the Seisanto or-
ganization, composed of farmers and
laborers, were arrested. Police ques-
tioned, and later released, 40 others.
Two members of a patriotic group
were arrested in Osaka.
Leaders of Seisanto denied to po-
lice they planned any assassinations.
Mats. 15c - Nights 25c
Today and Thursday
Jack Holt and
Evelyn Knapp
Pat O'Brien and
Mae Clarke
Friday and Saturday
James Murray and
Joan Marsh in

WASHINGTON, July 11. -(/P) -
The real tip off to the probable fate
of prohibition, most all the interested
agree, will come a week from today
in the Alabama and Arkansas refer-
So sure is Postmaster General Far-
ley that favorable action on repeal
by those states would mean "it's all
over" that he is taking the adminis-
tration's drive into the deep south.
At Memphis, Tenn., on July 15-
Saturday-he will plead for the era-
sure of the Eighteenth Amendment.
His speech will be transmitted to
Alabama and Arkansas, which vote
July 18, two days before Tennessee.
In the next month, Oregon passes
on the repeal resolution July 21 and
Arizona Aug. 8. Twelve other states
have set these election dates this
Texas, Aug. 26; Washington, Aug.
20; Vermont, Sept. 5; Maine, Sept.
11; Maryland and Minnesota, Sept.
12; Idaho and New Mexico, Sept. 19,
and North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsyl-
vania and South Carolina, Nov. 7.
Florida, Missouri, Montana and
Utah are expected to hold elections
this year. ills approved by the Flor-
ida and Missouri legislatures give
the governor the right to select a
date this year. The governors of
Montana and Utah may select dates
either this year or next year.
In Nebraska and South Dakota,
Nov. 6, 1934, has been definitely
The Illinois and Iowa state con-
ventions Monday brought to11nthe
number of states which have for-{
mally ratified repeal. The others
five days before final passage.. Such
delay could be eliminated were the
governor to call a special session to
reconsider the act, for the afternoon
of July 17. However, I think it much
more likely that the legislature, when
it meets in regular session, will dis-
pose of the matter by simple resolu-

were Michigan, Wisconsin, Rhode
Island, Wyoming, New Jersey, Dela-
ware, Indiana, Massachusetts and
New York.
The five other states in which re-
peal delegates have been elected are
Nevada, Connecticut, New Hamp-
shire, California, and West Virginia.
Ratifying conventions are being held
in Connecticut and New Hampshire
today; Nevada's is Sept. 5; West Vir-
ginia's July 24; California's is to be
called later by the secretary of the
Beer Is Oklahoma Issue
-Oklahoma, entrenched since state-
hood behind a "bone dry" barrier,
decides today whether it will admit
3.2 beer.
Despite withering temperatures,
there were predictions that between
500,000 and 600,000 voters would set
a special election record.
If the most ballots say "yes," beer
likely will be available Wednesday
for consumption "off the premises"
on which it is sold. Those who desire
permits to serve the brew to drink-
ers at tables and counters must wait
five days before they may obtain
their licenses.
Women marksmen of Salt Lake
City have organized a Women's Re-
volver Association.
Michigan students and their
Friends always meet for the .
Best in dance entertainment
Island Lake
M-23 to Grand River then right
Michigan's Most Beautiful
Dancing nightly except Monday
Gentlemen 40c ! Ladies 35c
Ann Arbor Night every Friday
and Big Carnival Night.
Balloons, Noisemakers, Etc.

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